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Mar 23, 2016 07:12 PM IST | Source: PTI

Doubling of Kiul-Gaya railway line gets CCEA nod

The project is likely to benefit Lakhisarai, Sheikhpura, Nawadah and Gaya districts of Bihar and is expected to be completed by 2019-20, according to a release.

Doubling of Kiul-Gaya railway line gets CCEA nod

To cater to the growing freight traffic, Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs today approved the doubling of 124 km long Kiul-Gaya railway line estimated to cost Rs 1354.22 crore.


Chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the CCEA decided in favour of doubling of this line which will ease the ever increasing freight traffic between the sections.


The project is likely to benefit Lakhisarai, Sheikhpura, Nawadah and Gaya districts of Bihar and is expected to be completed by 2019-20, according to a release.


Currently traffic utilisation of the Kiul-Gaya section in Danapur Division of East Central Railway is 135.5 per cent.

Since the existing section capacity is almost fully utilised and to cater to the continuously increasing freight traffic, the work of Kiul-Gaya doubling project is essentially required.

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